Riders Women Move Past Oaklands

Category: News
Author: RidersMedia
Date: 11th April, 2019

A strong second half effort from Leicester Riders women paved the way for a 89-72 home success against Oaklands Wolves.

However Riders will have to settle for second in the league at best, after Sevenoaks Subs won a pair of games at the weekend to take their second successive WBBL Championship.

Riders and Wolves matched each other in the first quarter, with the visitors holding the edge 27-24 after the first ten minutes.

Riders were struggling to contain the Wolves outside shooting and Oaklands surprisingly were edging the game 43-39 at halftime.

But Leicester got onto the front foot during a powerful third period, when they outscored their opponents 25-14, with a Rebecca Navarro three putting Riders ahead 55-53, with four minutes left in the quarter. It was a lead Riders never gave up.

A Dee Hayward three with three minutes left sparked a 13 to nil run by Riders to put a flattering look to the final score.

Leicester dominated in the paint, scoring 46 points in that area, compared to just 30 for Wolves.

Riders American guard Brea Elmore had a team-high 21 points and 6 assists, and Scot Hayward racked up 20 points, while Jen Ashton contributed 16 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists.

And Australian centre Kate Oliver had another powerful performance for the Riders with an all-around display of 14 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks.

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